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09 July 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Robert Street as Director of Justice. Robert will lead our work in Justice, which together with Education and Welfare, forms the three core domains of our research funding.  The research we fund in our...
02 July 2018
Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy, according to a new ‘state of the nation’ report by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). The four-year...
22 June 2018
A new briefing paper funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found that high profile, ‘meal ticket for life’ cases have given a distorted view of final settlements in divorces. Dr Emma Hitchings (University of Bristol) and Joanna Miles (...
21 June 2018
Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers’ skills and confidence have been developed by a Nuffield-funded project at Kingston University.  A series of number games proven to boost preschool children’s...
19 June 2018
Secondary school pupils in the most disadvantaged schools are being hit hardest by England’s maths teacher shortages, according to new evidence from the Nuffield Foundation. There is a shortage of maths teachers in England, as a result of...
19 June 2018
The CORE project has launched beta versions of the next four units of the Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP) e-book, which have been funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The CORE Project is an open-access economics...
13 June 2018
The Nuffield-funded Review confirms there is a crisis in Children’s Social Care and Family Justice Sector and sets out 20 options for change. The Care Crisis Review published today considers how to address the 'care crisis', and...
12 June 2018
Free nursery places disproportionately benefit children from higher income families, according to a new research paper from Nuffield-funded researchers at LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).  Since 2004, all...
11 June 2018
The NHS is failing to provide the 'family-centred' antenatal, maternity or health visitor services required by its own rules and desired by parents, according to a new Nuffield-funded survey of new fathers by the Fatherhood Institute....
06 June 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Mark Franks as Director of Welfare. Mark will lead the development of the Foundation’s welfare research portfolio and contribute to the organisation’s strategic direction as part of the senior...
04 June 2018
The Nuffield Foundation is convening a seminar to discuss findings from a research project exploring the ways in which schools in England have interpreted and begun to respond to the ‘self-improving school-led system’ (SISS) policy...
22 May 2018
Grammar school pupils do not gain any advantage over children who do not attend a grammar school by age 14, according to a new Nuffield-funded study from UCL. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE)...
26 April 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed a team led by Professor Karen Broadhurst at Lancaster University to deliver the development phase of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. The Observatory will support the best possible decisions for children...
26 April 2018
New research published today by the Nuffield Foundation explores why defended divorce occurs and examines how cases are dealt with by the courts. No Contest finds that the great majority of defences arise from quarrels about who is ‘at fault...
09 April 2018
A study of arrangements for research dissemination to the judiciary, and judicial experiences of engaging with research, shows that while there have been significant developments in recent years, current arrangements are complex and fragmented. The...
29 March 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has awarded funding to the University of Warwick for an 18-month project to extend its research into the experiences of graduates in the UK labour market. With funding from the Nuffield Foundation, Warwick’s Institute...
28 March 2018
The new Institute is named after Ada Lovelace, the 19th Century mathematician widely regarded as one of the first computer scientists. The first of its kind in the UK, the Institute will:  Convene diverse voices to build a shared...
23 March 2018
Using calculators in maths lessons can boost pupils’ calculation and problem-solving skills, but they need to be used in a thoughtful and considered way, according to a review of the evidence published by the Education Endowment Foundation (...
21 March 2018
Research funded by the Nuffield Foundation reveals the huge advantage rich families gain by using private tutors in the race for grammar school places. A new paper from the UCL Institute of Education shows that private tutoring means pupils from...
21 March 2018
According to a new Nuffield-funded study by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), teachers work the longest hours at 50 hours per week during term time, followed by police officers (44) and nurses (39). Working long...